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Weight Lifting Hiatal Hernia
Does weight lifting with a moderate hiatal hernia only cause more reflux or actually pushes the stomach permanently more up? My esophagus is ok. Stop?
I am not aware: Of any association of weightlifting with hiatal hernia. A hiatal hernia is remarkably different from other abdominal wall hernias. A hh is a hernia between two body compartments, and the avoidance of weightlifting to my knowledge is of little significance in this type of hernia. ...Read more
Yes: Yes just breathe well and try not to hold your breath while straining ...Read more
Can Hiatal Hernia resolve on own? If I lose weight (5'3) and 150 lbs, and if I eat better? I can't stand the pressure it gives me.
The hernia: Is actually a defect through which a portion of your stomach protrudes through an opening in your diaphragm causing heartburn or gastric distress. I agree that weight loss is a smart idea to relieve symptoms and the use of acid inhibitors like Pepcid, (famotidine) Zegerid or Prilosec will help. ...Read more
Absolutely: Breathe as you've been instructed. Stay fit and trim. ...Read more
How long can I lift weight again after a hiatal hernia repair with linx a linx device? No nissen fundoplication.
Great question but: Great question but the answer is best targeted to your circumstance. Please call you surgeon for the response most appropriate to you: for instance, whether the LINX device resulted in any swallowing trouble or other post-operative concerns. Ref: http://www.surgery.usc.edu/uppergi-general/gastroesophagealrefluxdisease-linx-beforeduringafter.html ...Read more
Red sores open sores below ribs and on sides, that get more inflamed after lifting weights in gym, wondering if my hiatal hernia could be the cause.
I have GERD. If I eat something that bothers my stomach in moderation or a bit more to put weight on, will it affect or make my hiatal hernia bigger?
Are hernias & weight loss related? My boss had one after gastric bypass. I am doing ww to lose weight. I have a hiatal hernia too. Had lost a lot b4.
I do not get the question and am trying to understand it from your point of view.
Being obese or significantly over weight increases the likelihood of all kinds of hernias. But, a hiatal hernia is very different from an umbilical or abdominal wall hernia.
I see no connection between any kind of hernia and the ability to lose weight. ...Read more
I have a hiatal hernia- I am also at my highest weight (5'3 weighing 153 lb) almost all fat in stomach. If I lost weight, will it help hernia & GERD?
The loss will help: Hiatal Hernias are common and can often exacerbate GERD. Weight is on huge (sorry for the pun) factor due to abdominal pressure. The use of alcohol also exacerbates the GERD by lowering the pressure of the esophageal sphincter as well-being a source of calories. Lose the weight-it has so many positive effects beyond control of the GERD. ...Read more
My husband was diagnosed with a hiatal hernia taking nexium, (esomeprazole) but he is losing weight, loss of appetite, and sleeps a lot could this be more than a herni?
Talk with your doc: Great question. When belly pain or any changes in our digestion are also associated with losing weight, it increases our level of our concern. If we feel bad, eat less, we will often lose weight. *but* it's important to check out other things too and make sure it's not the more worrisome things. Good for you! ...Read more
After having gastric bypass surgery in December 2016, I now have a hiatal hernia. Could this be the cause of slow weight loss?
Possible reflux: Many gastric bypass patients experience alteration in GI emptying due to their new surgical connections. When ingested food then regurgitates or refluxes, burning or chest discomfort may result. Talk to your physicians about whether an acid blocker medicine should be tried or further investigation is warranted. Typically, uncomplicated hiatal hernias do not alter efforts at weight loss however. ...Read more
Can hiatal hernia cause visual peristalsis? If not, what can cause that? I have pain in stomach, heartburn, nausea, weight loss.
Pain, heartburn, .:
The symptoms you describe indicates that you need to see your primary doctor sometime soon to try to determine the cause of your symptoms.
Your doctor may need to refer you to a gastroenterologist.
Don't delay too long! ...Read more
Physician told me to put on as much weight as I can asap; have hiatal hernia, diverticulosis, acid reflux & IBS — and constipation. What foods are ok?
Unusual advice: Ask again, and/ or consider a second opinion. ...Read more
Symptoms: vomiting blood, 2 egds reveal hiatal hernia, severe inflammation of esophagus and duodenum. Weight loss of 15 lbs in 2 months. What's wrong?
Indirectly, at best.: A hiatal hernia, by definition, is an enlarged opening in the diaphragm muscle that separates the chest from abdominal cavity. It is often used interchangeably with gerd; while often both present, they are distinctly separate diseases. Exercise may indirectly help gerd by leading to weight loss but it will not improve the anatomical abnormality of a hiatal hernia. ...Read more
Not really: These types of hernias won't fix themselves, but really are not dangerous or need treatment. They are fixed during operations performed for reflux disease, But otherwise just left alone. They can get larger over the years, but there's no specific activities or diet to avoid to prevent this. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Symptoms?: Work closely with your treating doctor to see if your symptoms warrant aggressive intervention. Must be sure there isn't anything else going on. ...Read more
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